Thursday, March 24, 2016

Malay Road Toponyms 20

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Its been awhile since I last updated. Been busy with a lot of stuff and hadn't really had the time to update my blog. A lot of good stuff has been pointing in our direction. We pray for the best. Anyways here is number 20.

Bukit Mugliston
  بوكيت موڬليستون

Located with Gerald Mugliston Estate, Bukit Mugliston is a namesake road located on a inclined hill. It spawned other roads named Mugliston Park and Mugliston Wark. There is also a Mugliston Road off Haig Road. All I could find out was that, Bukit Mugliston has existed since the 1950s. it is unknown who or what the road is named after.

Jalan Derum
    جالن دروم

Located within Sembawang Gardens Estate, Jalan Derum is located off Jalan Legundi and first appeared on maps in 1963. Pokok Derum is Malay for Cratoxylum arborescens, a tree that naturally grows in Malaysia and Sumatra. This short minor dead end road is flanked by landed houses.

Jalan Gapis
  جالن ڬاڤيس

Located within Sembawang Straits Estate, Jalan Gapis is a short minor dead end road located off Jalan Janggus. In Malay, Gapis is a famly of flowering plants known as Fabaceae,  Leguminosae or Papilionaceae.

Jalan Gelam
    جالن ڬلم

Jalan Gelam is a short minor dead end lane located off Jalan Janggus, Sembawang Straits Estate. Flanked by landed housing, Jalan Gelam is named after a tree known scientifically as Melaleuca leucadendra. It is also commonly known as weeping paperbark, long-leaved paperbark or white paperbark.

Jalan Inggu
   جالن ايڠڬو

One of three roads that remain in the former Sembawang Malay Settlement, currently serving the Masjid Pertempatan Melayu Sembawang along the path. Jalan Inggu also spawned a nearby Inggu Road, which currently houses landed houses. Inggu is Malay for Galbanum oil (Ferula spp). An sap used for medicinal purposes from the Ferula sinkiangensis tree. The road may be expunged in future as is not depicted on URA Master Plan 2014.

Jalan Harom Setangkai
      جالن هراوم ستاڠكاي

Located off Gallop Park Road near Farrer Road, Jalan Harom Setangkai is flanked by 60s era houses along its sides. Harum Setangkai in the current spelling is translated to "fragrant stalk" from Malay. The road forms the backbone of Chip Hock Gardens Estate and first appeared on maps in 1969.

Jalan Manis
   جالن مانيس

Sandwiched between Jalan Serembak and St. Francis Road, Jalan Manis is flanked by 50s era landed houses. Manis is translated to "sweet" in Malay. The road is first depicted on maps in 1958.

Jalan Mata Ayer
    جالن مات ايير

Located off Sembawang Road, Jalan Mata Ayer is part of Palms NC Estate. It currently houses landed houses, Euphony Gardens Condominuim and Northwood Condominium. Mata Ayer or Mata Air could mean a variety of things, including tear drop, fountain or to describe a significant someone.

Jalan Kechubong
      جالن كچوبوڠ

Located within Gerald Mugliston Estate, Jalan Kechubong is a network of roads flanked by terrace houses. Jalan Kechubong first appeared on maps in 1961. Kechubong, currently spelled as "kecubung" is the Malay word for Devil's trumpet or metel (Datura metel). It's used as a herb in traditional Chinese medicine.

Jalan Kembang Melati
        جالن كمبڠ ملاتي

Jalan Kembang Melati first appeared on maps in 1969 and is located off Farrer Road and ending at Cluny Park Road. A short minor road, it is flanked by landed houses of Chip Hock Gardens Estate. Bunga Melati is a species of jasmine, scientifically known as, Jasminum sambac. Kembang Melati is used to describe the flower when it has already bloomed. There is also a Jalan Melati in MacPherson Gardens Estate.

Jalan Legundi
   جالن ليڬوندي

Located off Sembawang Road, Jalan Lengudi is a part of Sembawang Gardens Estate. Legundi refers to a  small tree or shrub called Vitex trifolia. The road serves as access into the sister lanes and private houses there. The road is also famously known for the You Hwak Restaurant there.

Jalan Mempurong
      جالن ممڤوروڠ

Jalan Mempurong is one of three roads that remain in the former Sembawang Malay Settlement. Nearby is the Masjid Pertempatan Melayu Sembawang, the last kampung mosque in Singapore. Ikan Mempurung in the current spelling is Sabretooth thryssa, a species of anchovy. The road is not depicted on URA Master Plan 2014.

Jalan Selimang
     جالن سليمڠ

Siamese algae eater (Crossocheilus oblongus) in Malay is Ikan Selimang. Jalan Selimang is located in the former Sembawang Malay Settlement. The road is not depicted on URA Master Plan 2014 and may be in danger of being expunged in future.

Jalan Semerbak
    جالن سمربق

Semerbak is used to describe something that is sweet smelling or fragrant. Usually a bed of flowers. A curved road flanked by landed houses, Jalan Semerbak is located off St. Francis Road, ending at St. Micheal Road, near Serangoon Road. The road was first depicted on maps in 1966.

Jalan Serene
    جالن سرن

Jalan Serene is located off Farrer Road. This minor lane currently houses the French Embassy, Serene Center shopping mall and a condominium project as of November 2015. The name "Serene" came from the Serene House which served American Servicemen as a rest and recreation center during the Vietnam War from the 60s and 70s. Serene can be used in both English and Malay, meaning "tranquil" and "composed" There is also a path within Old Police Academy named "Jalan Serene".

Jalan Taman
   جالن تامن

Located off Serangoon Road, there is a network of roads bearing the name "Jalan Taman". The minor road is flanked by private landed houses. "Taman" in Malay can mean "Garden" or "Park". The road is officially named in 1958.

Jalan Tampang
     جالن تمڤڠ

Jalan Tampang is one of the few minor roads located with Sembawang Gardens Estate to serve the landed houses there. Tampang is a Malay term used to trip plants in order to improve its appearance.

Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, Lorong 1A Toa Payoh, Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, Lorong 3 Toa Payoh, Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, Lorong 5 Toa Payoh, Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Lorong 7 Toa Payoh, Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, Lorong 8A Toa Payoh
لوروڠ 1 توا ڤايوه، لوروڠ 1ا توا ڤايوه، لوروڠ 2 توا ڤايوه، لوروڠ 3 توا ڤايوه، لوروڠ 4 توا ڤايوه، لوروڠ 5 توا ڤايوه، لوروڠ 6 توا ڤايوه، لوروڠ 7 توا ڤايوه، لوروڠ 8 توا ڤايوه، لوروڠ 8ا توا ڤايوه

Toa Payoh town was conceived in 1960 and construction work began in December 1964, and naturally, as many roads build in that era, Malay road names were given. However in the case of Toa Payoh New Town, a new "mathematical naming" initiative was used in an attempt to reduce racial discrimination and please the predominant Chinese population. It is interesting to note that the town of Toa Payoh is one of four surviving, but the only HDB estate to bare this numbering system.

Today, many people, and even government agencies themselves referred these roads as for example "Toa Payoh Lorong 5", as similar to other towns that use "Avenue" or "Street" numbering systems in place of "Lorong". There was even a open letter to LTA stating its complaint that the streets signs should bare as such, and it was a mistake for "Lorong" to be first, rather than "Toa Payoh". There is no mistake, as the roads is using a Malayan numbering system. It should still remain as such and the correct way to refer these roads are "Lorong Lima Toa Payoh" in full Malay rather than "Lorong Five".

Lorong Chencharu
     لوروڠ چينچرو

Lorong Chencaru is located off Sembawang Road. It houses several sites belonging to the Agricultural Veterinarian Authority, fish farms and veterinarian hospitals. It also spawned another road named Chencharu Link. Chencharu is currently spelled as "Ikan cencaru" with the "H" omitted is Malay for torpedo scad (Megalaspis cordyla).

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